I am currently in the Navy and plan on separating in a few months. I am tired of the bureaucracy, 80's technology, slow ship internet, paperwork chaos and overall lack of incentive to work hard. I believe a job in sales seems the exact opposite, which is what I want.
I will have a solid amount of down time before I process out, which I intend to absorb as much information as possible. I plan on reading the various suggested books on sales that have been mentioned here. I want to get into tech, but am willing to go healthcare/medical if that is what it takes to get my initial job.
- Navy officer who's been in a management / leadership role for the last 3 years.
- College degree in health management. Degree involved various business and health classes.
- No formal sales experience. I did have short stint in fashion retail (Banana Republic) and was a valet for a few summers where I could argue that some salesmanship was involved.
How valuable is being a veteran to sales employers?
Once I'm out, should I immediately interview for an entry level SDR/BDR role, or should I go to a training program like alwayshired first? How much do employers care about previous training?
How does the mentor relationship work?
What is the daily work day of an SDR/BDR?
What are some resources I can read to give me general information on the tech industry, whos who in the zoo…
Anyone work for a startup in San Diego? This is where I will be located once getting out and from briefly looking, I see many SDR postings for start ups.
What is the general sales pipline? From what I understand its SDR – AE – Account manager. Where does it go from there?